The History Of AMF Services
In 1988 Mick and Ann took a leap of faith with their 3 small children, Dawn, James & Laura to create ‘AMF Services’ and build a future they could be proud of. Mick grew up around agricultural settings and as a small child spent many hours on the farm his father managed where his interest in anything mechanical began.
After leaving school all Mick wanted to do was work on the farms and began his career by undertaking an agricultural apprenticeship through London Brick Company. On completion of his apprenticeship he continued to work on London Brick Company farms and studied for a diploma in agricultural and mechanical Engineering which enabled him to become an Agricultural Engineer in the Estates repairs workshops. After 15 years of working for LBC and gaining a depth of knowledge and experience Mick moved on to work for the long established local company H Maskell & Son Agricultural Engineering, where he focused on repairs and servicing of farm machinery. From here he went on to work for Beds County Council repairing and servicing agricultural farm and ground care machinery.
In 1988 Mick and Ann had 3 very young children and with the support of family AMF Services was born. Being very family orientated and wanting to achieve what they could they opened workshops located at their family home and over 30 years later AMF Services (Bedford) Ltd still runs from the same premises today.
All 3 of Mick and Ann’s children have grown up around the family business and when James left school in 1993 he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and learn the trade. Whilst working for the family business James went to Oaklands College where he studied Agricultural and Horticultural Engineering and after a short break working for a local Agricultural Engineering company James went to De Montfort University Lincoln to study Agricultural Engineering gaining a BTEC National Diploma and Advanced GNVQ.
Since then Mick and James have worked together in the workshops, with Ann running the accounts and back office processes with Dawn and Laura playing their parts, the business as grown year by year to what it is today.
The family business has continued through to the next generation with regular appearances of Mick and Ann’s grandchildren in AMF overalls.
As a company, we pride ourselves on being able to deal with any kind of work when it comes our way. AMF Services (Bedford) Ltd are able to provide you with a number of services including repairs, sourcing parts, servicing and sales of ground care machinery.
If you need help or advice on your current garden or landscaping machinery or are looking to replace with new equipment simply call us on 01234 741185